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Douglas County officials announce second case of MIS-C

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Posted at 11:06 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 12:14:31-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - There's a second case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) in Douglas County, health officials said on Tuesday.

Health officials said the case involves a teenage boy with a brief history of a fever, sore throat and fatigue. He was hospitalized for several days in late May and tested positive for coronavirus.

According to health officials, the boy lives with several family members, including adults, at least one of whom has tested positive for COVID-19.

MIS-C is a condition believed to be related to COVID-19 and people who contract the syndrome have symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease, which may include a rash, fever, fatigue and abdominal pain.

“If you see any of these symptoms in your child, please seek immediate emergency care,” Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour said. “While MIS-C appears to be similar to Kawasaki disease, we have much to learn.”

Most children recover from MIS-C with medical treatment though it can lead to organ inflammation and be deadly. Many kids who contract MIS-C have been around someone who tested positive for coronavirus.

“Your child will look sick if they have MIS-C,” Dr. Pour said. “Please don’t hesitate to seek care.”

There has been at least three MIS-C cases in Nebraska, the two in Douglas County and one in Dawson County.